The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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    ... you will think you’re on the phone with Modesto ... business have any worry about your money being tracked?” Scams such as this are common, ...
    04/30/2016 - 6:25 am | View Link
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    The scams are many and varied. ... values and repeated claims are the common types of ... "This can be done via phone or e-mail, or through a ...
    04/30/2016 - 5:13 am | View Link
  • Is Your Accounting Firm at Risk from Identity Thieves? - CPA Technology Advisor
    Common scams include a phone call from “customer service” or an onsite visit from someone claiming to represent a company or agency and...
    04/29/2016 - 3:32 pm | View Link
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    Impostor scams are one of the most common types of phone scam . In an impostor scam a fraudster will claim to be a family member in trouble, a...
    04/29/2016 - 1:05 pm | View Link
  • GHBA Remodelers Council: After storm, now focus on recovery - Houston Chronicle
    Remodelers Council, suggests you protect yourself from fraud and scams, which are very common. ... that the company has a working phone number, and
    04/29/2016 - 11:58 am | View Link
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    04/25/2016 - 3:24 am | View Link
  • Officials Warn of Common IRS Phone Call Scams
    If the IRS is calling you, hang up. The IRS would not contact a person by phone, email, text or social media for personal and financial information, according to the agency's website. When the IRS needs to contact anyone, it is done my mail. Police in ...
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  • How to protect yourself from common phone scams
    When thinking of crimes, you might first think of robberies or theft, but there's a more sneaky kind of crime that everyone should be on the alert for: phone scams. Sadly, we have heard from a number of trusting people who have been taken in by people ...
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  • Watch Out For These Common Phone Scams
    This holiday season, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants you to be wary of criminals calling and trying to take your money. There's been an "uptick" in telephone scams reported to his office, as well as to the IRS, and among the most vulnerable ...
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  • 3 common phone scams happening this summer
    WATCH ABOVE: The RCMP are speaking out about some of the most common scams targeting citizens this summer. Jessica Kent reports. EDMONTON — In the months of July and August alone, there have been 17 reports of scams to RCMP in St. Albert, some tricking ...
    08/21/2015 - 6:44 pm | View Link
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  • A.G. Schneiderman Releases Consumer Alert On Common Phone ...
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